The Bell Built Grants are an annual endeavor from Bell Helmets that awards $100,000 to a local trailbuilding project, and you get to pick who wins it.
In the central region, where voting is live now, there are three projects vying for your vote:
Red Rock Park – Gallup, New Mexico
Red Rock Park is best known for its 400-foot tall red sandstone cliffs. With large areas of slickrock the trail will offer jumps, drops, and multiple lines down steep slopes with plenty of room for interpretation.
Cedar Creek DH Trail – Ruidoso, New Mexico
The Cedar Creek DH trail will pass through ravines and down ridgelines as it descends through an open conifer forest. At 1.3 miles, the trail will take advantage of the natural terrain but also highlight big jumps and berms for a breathtaking descent.
Spirit Mountain Bike Park – Duluth, Minnesota
Spirit Mountain already offers the best lift-served riding in the Upper Midwest and the proposed new descent will up the ante by taking advantage of the mountain’s abundant bedrock for steep rolldowns, hucks, and rock gardens.
Voting for the Central region is open now until May 10, with voting for the East region opening the following day. The final three will face off for a winner-takes-all vote announced May 25.